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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Taxidermy Fees

Was talking about this at work the other day with some folks that were having a deer mounted from this past season. Our prices here are pretty much the same as years past with it varying from $250 to $450 for shoulder mount on a wood plaque.

What are you folks paying in your neck of the woods.



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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 03:39 PM
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i am payin $345 for the buck i shot this season here in eastern ohio. don't mind a bit as my taxidermist is excellent and it will last a lifetime.
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Same here in NW Ohio 350-375.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 06:49 PM
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about $300 - $350 here. for a shoulder mount minus the plaque

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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They had some pretty neat camo plague rack mounts where I go. I wanted to do something with that deer I shot when my bro-in-law shot his first deer. I will never forget doubling up with him that day and wanted something on some wall somewhere of the one I got. I will post pics of it when I get it. I think I paid $65 for it. Thats expensive but I wanted one a little different then the wood plague for that one.

That wall hanger I am paying $375 for it. But just like deputy dog I am paying for the piece of mind that I know they do good work.



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Must be nice! Here in west kansas its400 with most guys charging 450 and thats with no plaque

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Mine was $550.00 but it was a wall pedastal with a 3/4 mount. I guess you get what you pay for . if you want a master taxidermist or a regular taxidermist , don't get me wrong some of the best mounts I've seen were by guys early in their carreers. But the proof is in the pudding as for the longevity of the mount.
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Those all sound like reasonable prices to me. I was a professional taxidermist for about 20 years and have been out of the business for about 5. I was getting $325 for a head with no plaque. In general, taxidermists really don't charge very much when compared to other artists.
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Was close to $550 here in Tx to have # 1 son's 9 point buck mounted.
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 06:37 AM
 
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a shoulder mount here in Vermont is around 350 without plaque.

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